These Good Vibe Songs Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Published on May 12, 2022

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If you ever find yourself in a funk, listening to music is one of the best ways to boost your mood instantly. That’s why we’ll be sharing a playlist of good vibe songs to put a smile on your face.

Music Is Proven to Reduce Stress

Research has shown that music has the power to reduce stress, uplift emotions and even improve physical health, and any music lover will have a firsthand understanding of this.

As the late, legendary musician Bob Marley famously said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Even if it’s only for a minute or two, putting on your favorite song and dancing around the house can be a quick and effective way to get out of your head and into your body instead. 

Boost Your Mood With These Good Vibe Songs

We all have at least one go-to song that acts as an instant mood-booster, but if you’re looking for some inspiration, here are 20 songs that will give you all the good vibes:

1. Could You Be Loved by Bob Marley & The Wailers

Speaking of Bob Marley, listening to one of his greatest hits like “Could You Be Loved” is a sure-fire way to help you connect with some positive vibrations.

2. Higher Love by Kygo & Whitney Houston

The 2019 hit “Higher Love” by Kygo and Whitney Houston will have you feeling the [higher] love in no time.

3. Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees

There’s nothing like a classic 1970s Bee Gees hit to get you in the mood for a Saturday night fever dance party.

4. Dancing Queen by Abba

Listening to Abba’s greatest hits is the unofficial cure-all for stress, bad moods and breakups. Sorry, we don’t make the rules.

5. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

It’s pretty close to impossible to sit still when this classic Motown hit comes on, so it makes for the perfect tune for an impromptu dance party.

6. Happy by Pharrell Williams

When it comes to good vibe songs, this one is a given — it’s called “Happy” after all, so it has to have at least some positive effect on your emotions.

7. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

In a funk? Listen to “Uptown Funk” and you’ll be feeling better in no time.

8. Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest

They were really onto something back in the ‘70s. Another classic hit from the decade of love and bell bottoms, “Dancing in the Moonlight” deserves a top spot on your playlist of good vibe songs.

9. Single Ladies by Beyoncé

Single Ladies. Beyoncé. Need we say more?

10. American Boy by Estelle ft. Kanye West

This 2008 hit is still just as much of a banger as it was 14 years ago.

11. As It Was by Harry Styles

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, “As It Was” by ex-1Der Harry Styles continues to dominate the charts, and for good reason — it’s upbeat, catchy and an instant mood-booster.

12. Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

Of all her greatest hits, Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” has to take the cake as one of the best good vibe songs in her anthology.

13. Good As Hell by Lizzo

If you’re ever in need of a quick confidence booster before heading out for the night, Lizzo’s “Good As Hell” is your best bet.

14. Up! By Shania Twain

Who doesn’t love a Shania Twain classic? When it comes to good vibe songs, Twain’s “Up!” is an obvious choice.

15. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac

Listen to this 1970s classic on your next Hot Girl Walk for optimal results.

16. Love and Happiness by Al Green

With a song name like “Love and Happiness,” you really can’t go wrong with this tune if you’re hoping to boost your mood and cultivate all the good vibes.

17. Come and Get Your Love by Redbone

If you don’t like this song, we hereby diagnose you a psychopath. Just kidding. But really, this one is a certified crowd-pleaser, so if you don’t like it, we don’t know what to tell you.

18. thank u, next by Ariana Grande

In the process of getting over a breakup? Listening to Grande’s “thank u, next” at least once a day should definitely be a part of your recovery protocol.

19. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

Who needs caffeine to get hyped up in the morning when you can listen to this Nirvana classic instead?

20. Work B**ch by Britney Spears

And finally, we couldn’t put together a list of good vibe songs without mentioning the one and only Britney Spears. Her 2013 hit “Work B**ch” will leave you feeling ready to conquer the world.

Lead image by chendongshan/Adobe Stock.

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The Author
Mackenzie Patterson is a Toronto-based writer and journalist. She enjoys long walks, iced coffee on tap, and discovering all the latest and greatest health and wellness trends.